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Grenfell Support News 


Wellbeing Workshops 
give young people 
a voice 


We know how important it is to ensure 
that young people feel safe and listened 
to within the community. It's just as 
important therefore that there are 
opportunities for them to discuss their 
feelings or to talk through the issues 
they may be facing. 

A series of workshops have been set up 
to give local young people a place to do 
justthatandto learn about dealing with 
challenging and distressing situations. 

If you or somebody you know is aged 
11 to 18 years, you may be able to 
benefit from the young people Wellbeing 
Workshops at The Curve Community 
Centre (10 Bard Road, W10 6TP) 

There are five workshops being held over 
six weeks with each workshop addressing 
a different topic relevant to struggles 
faced by young people. Each workshop 
lasts for one hour. 


Monday 30July at 2pm 

Building resilience 

Monday 6 August at 2pm 

Addressing stress and managing change 

Monday 13 August at 2pm 

Stigma and discrimination 

Monday 20 August at 2pm 

Bullying and emotional wellbeing 

Monday 3 September at 2pm 

Mindfulness and movement 

There is no workshop on Bank Holiday 

Monday (27 August). 

There are only 10 spaces available for 
each workshop. If you are interested 
in attending, please contact Andreia 

on 07712 542453 or email 
andreia.miguel@rbkc.gov.uk 


IN THIS EDITION 


2 Activities programme 
at The Curve 
Community Centre 

3 Mental Health Charity 
Mind show support for 
mental health campaign 

3 A free day of fun for artsy 
animal lovers 

3 Our commitments to 
those affected by the 
Grenfell tragedy 

4 Housing update 

4 Support services on offer 

4 Housing update for tenants 
of the Walkways, Treadgold 
House and Bramley House 
currently in temporary 
accommodation 



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Grenfell Support News 


27 July 2018 


Activities programme at The Curve Community Centre 


Monday 30 July 

• 10.30am-12pm - Freestyle dance 
with James (for ages six to 11) 
(drop-in) 

• 12.30pm-2pm - Freestyle dance 
with James (for ages 12 plus) 
(drop-in) 

• 1pm-3pm-Total Family Coaching 
sessions (coping skills for dealing 
with stress) (drop-in) 

• 2pm-4pm - Grenfell Support 
Services - drop-in advice and 
guidance for all 

• 6.30pm-7.30pm - Zumba for all 
with Paula (drop-in) 


Tuesday 31 July 

• 10am-3pm - Fouzia's sewing club 
- drop-in sewing club for all, grow 
your skills, knit and natter 

• 10.30am-12pm - Performing 
arts with Nath from Motown the 
Musical (for ages six to 11) 

• 12.30pm-2pm - Performing 
arts with Nath from Motown the 
Musical (for ages 12 plus) 

• 5pm-7pm - Arabic language 
classes for ages seven plus 
(registration is required - please 
email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk) 



The Curve creche times are provided by 
The Curve Community Centre each week. 
Details are still being finalised for the 
forthcoming week. For next week's creche 
opening times please call 020 7221 9836 
or email TheCurve@rbkc.gov.uk, We 
will also update our website and social 
media channels one we have the details 
from The Curve. 



Wednesday 1 August 


Thursday 2 August 

• 10.30am-12pm - Freestyle dance 
with James (for ages six to 11) 
(drop-in) 

• 12.30pm-2pm - Freestyle dance 
with James (for ages 12 plus) 
(drop-in) 

• 5pm-7pm - Arabic language 
classes for age for ages seven plus 
(registration is required - please 
email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk) 


Friday 3 August 

• 10.30am-12pm - Performing 
arts with Nath from Motown the 
Musical (six to 11 years) 

• 11am-12pm - Zumbini (Zumba for 
children) (drop-in) 

• 12.30pm-2pm - Performing 
arts with Nath from Motown the 
Musical (12 years plus) 


Saturday 4 August 
• 12 noon-2.30pm - Metronomes 
steel pan orchestra (a vibrant day 
of musical instruments) 


Sunday 5 August 
• 10am-6pm - Lancaster West day 
celebrations - a range of world 
food, kids entertainment and 
wellbeing therapies for all 


lOam-lpm - Rock climbing for 
ages five to 11 (subject to 
availability - book your place 
at The Curve) 

10am-12 noon - World Coffee 
Morning - free and open to all for 
a coffee and a chat 
2pm-6pm - Rock climbing for ages 
12 plus (subject to availability - 
book your place at The Curve) 
1pm-5pm - Drug and alcohol 
drop-in session 

4pm-7pm - Girls youth group for 
ages 13 plus (run by Laura for 
emotional health and wellbeing) 


The Curve Community Centre opening hours are 10am to 8pm Monday to Friday 
and 11am to 6pm on weekends. 

The Curve Community Centre, 10 Bard Road, London W10 6TP 

Some sessions need to be booked in advance to secure your place, so email 
thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk and they will confirm your reservation by return. 



(□1 Fora full listofeventsvisitgrenfellsupport.org.uk/thecurve/events 


This information is provided weekly by The Curve Community Centre. 
For more information call 020 7221 9836 


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Grenfell Support News 


27 July 2018 


Mental Health Charity Mind show support for mental health campaign 


Our friends and supporters over at 
Kensington and Chelsea Mind showed 
their support for the #OKnottofeelOK 
campaign this week. 

Mary Fotherington, Director of Kesington 
and Chelsea Mind, said: "There are times 
when we all need support and it is 
important to know that there are people 
here to help us. The "OK not to feel OK" 
website provides vital information about 
who to turn to for support when we need it 



A free day of fun for 
artsy animal lovers 

Join the Westway Trust at Maxilla 
Gardens, Maxilla Walk, W10 6JG for a 

farmyard fun day fit for the whole family. 
You and your family can meet the 
animals of Surrey Docks City Farm, 
learn howto make a DIY bird feeder 
and create a window box for bees 
and butterflies to enjoy. 

This is a free event and there's no need 
to book, just come along on Tuesday 31 
July from 2pm to 4.30pm. 

More information on this event is 
available on the Westway Trust website 

www.westway.org/events/fun-day 



- and to remind us that it really is okay 
to ask for help when we are not feeling 
on top of things. No one needs to 
struggle on their own." 

The OK not to feel OK campaign is aimed at 
trying to reduce the stigma around mental 
illness and reduce the risk of suicide by 
talking more openly about it. We want 
anyone in distress to feel confident to turn 
to someone for support and we are 
encouraging people to seek help before 
they reach crisis point. 



Asetofcommitmentstothose affected 
by the Grenfell tragedy were discussed 
and agreed by Councillors on 

Wednesday 25 July. 

"Our Commitments to those affected 
by the Grenfell tragedy" sets out our 
approach to working with survivors, 
the bereaved and the wider community 
towards long-term recovery. 

The approach is informed bythe many 
conversations with survivors, the bereaved 
and wider community we have had over the 
past year and has been developed together 
with NFIS partners, West London Clinical 
Commissioning Group (CCG) and Central 
and North West London NFIS Foundation 
Trust (CNWL). 

Our overall aims are: 

• To support survivors and those who 
were bereaved as a result of the tragedy 
to rebuild their lives 

• To support community-led recovery 

for the wider community, helping people 
to build a betterfutureforthemselves 
and families 

• To help all those affected bythe Grenfell 
tragedy to support themselves and each 
other, developing capacity and resilience 
fora better future 


For information about Mind services visit 

www.kcmind.org.uk. 

Do you want to get involved in the 
#OKnottofeelOK campaign? Flead over 
to our website and find out how: 

www.oknottofeelok.org 

To let us know if you are finding the 
campaign website helpful, visit our 
facebook page and leave a comment: 

www.facebook.com/oknottofeelok 

kensincyton 
and Chelsea 


Beginning of a wider conversation 

The Leadership Team - the Council's 
decision making body - approved the 
commitments as a basis for further 
consultation and engagement. This will 
take place in the coming months so 
that we can hear more about what 
matters to survivors, the bereaved and 
the wider community. 

The commitments are only the beginning 
of a wider conversation with the 
community and we have deliberately 
made them open-ended to ensure that 
they leave room for discussion, debate 
and challenge. They will be the 
foundation ofa long-term recovery 
strategy, to be developed in partnership 
with residents and agreed bythe 
Council in the autumn. 

We will be contacting as many local 
community groups as possible to hear 
their ideas. There will be a number of 
drop-in sessions, workshops as well as 
dedicated consultation website for 
people to give us their views. 

You can read more about the 
commitments on the Council's website: 

bit.ly/2L04Pcy 


Our commitments to those affected by the 
Grenfell tragedy 


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Grenfell Support News 


27 July 2018 


Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk 
rehousing progress update 

These are the figures for 

26 July 2018 


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Total 204 


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a permanent home 


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Housing update for tenants of the Walkways, 
Treadgold House and Bramley House 
currently in temporary accommodation 


Support services on offer 

Anyone who would liketospeakto 
the police in relation to the investigation 
into the Grenfell Tower tragedy is 
asked to contact the Met Police on 

08000324539. 

Important Contacts 

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Call the Freephone helpline on 

0808 8081677 or email 
helpline@cruse.org.uk 

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 
from9.30am-5pm. Extended hours 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 
evenings until 8pm. 

Replacement UK passports, visas or 
immigration queries 

Call our advice line on 0300 303 2832. 
The line is open 24 hours. 

Air quality and smoke exposure 

If you have concerns about 
any symptoms, please see 
your doctor or call NHS 111. 

Housing support 

If you have any questions about housing 

or want to find out who 

your housing officer is please call 

0800137 111 or 020 7361 3008. 

Victim support 

Call 08081689 111 for practical and 
emotional support, or visit 

victimsupport.org.uk The line 
is open 24 hours a day. 

The Grenfell Muslim 
Response Unit also offers additional 
support. Find out more by emailing 

info@gmru.co.uk 

You can also get physical and mental 
support at The Curve Community 
Centre. Call 0771223 1133. 


Hestia, Central and North West 
London NHS Foundation Trust, and 
the Drug and Alcohol Service are based 
overnight at the Notting Hill Methodist 
Church, Lancaster Road from 10pm to 
8am. Pop in for a chat and support. 

Upcoming meetings 

Residents welcome to attend. 

Leadership Team Meeting 

Wednesday 19 September, 6.30pm 
Kensington Town Hall 

Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny Committee 

Monday 15 October, 6.30pm 
Kensington Town Hall 

Full Council: 

Wednesday 17 October, 6.30pm 
Kensington Town Hall 


Last week we wrote to residents of the 
Walkways, Bramley House and Treadgold 
House who are not living at home about 
their future housing options. We also sent 
a leaflet with the letter called 'Your housing 
future - helping you decide'. 

In the letter we informed residents that a 
report, 'Housing options and support for 
secure tenants of the Walkways, Treadgold 
House and Bramley House in temporary 
accommodation'would be going to the 
Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny Committee 
(GRSC) on 24July, and the Council's 
Leadership Team meeting on 25 July. 

The report set out our approach to 
working with secure tenants who are 
currently in temporary accommodation. 

Opportunity to give feedback 

Residents had the opportunity to give their 
feedback on the proposed approach to 
housing officers, via drop-in sessions and 
at the GRSC meeting on 24 July and we 
have listened carefully to their views. 

We have made some changes to the 
report and these changes have now been 
formally agreed by the Leadership Team. 

Making a decision to return or 
relinquish tenancies 

We are now asking that residents make 
a decision about whether to return 
home or give up their tenancy by 


30 September 2018 if possible. 

We understand that some residents 
will find this difficult and we will offer 
individualised and sensitive support 
to all residents. 

Support to move 

All residents wishing to stay in temporary 
accommodation will have an affordability 
check and practical support to help them 
manage the costs of their new 
accommodation. When and where possible, 
we will support tenants to move to 
standard temporary accommodation, but 
we will give notice of any changes and many 
tenants will have a clear case for local 
accommodation. Where people are moving 
into new permanent homes owned by 
other social housing providers, we will work 
with landlords to replicate the terms of 
their existing tenancies. The Council is also 
asking the independent site management 
team to look at what steps can be taken to 
minimise disruption to residents living near 
the cordon. 

Housing officers will be working closely with 
all Walkways, Bramley House and Treadgold 
House residents to support them to make 
decisions about their future. 

You can find the Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny 
Committee papers here bit.ly/2LnKi1l 
and the Leadership Team meeting papers 
here bit.ly/2L04Pcy 


The newsletter is also available in Arabic and Farsi languages. 


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